An AAAA record is an Internet protocol address within the recently launched IPv6 format and it consists of 8 groups of hexadecimal digits, in contrast to the IPv4 IPs, which include four sets of digits in between 1 and 255. An illustration of an IPv6 address is 3014:0d43:23a3:2354:1320:8f3b:2635:3254 and with this format the sheer number of IPs that may be created is many times bigger than the number of the IPv4 addresses. Each and every domain has its website hosting server Internet protocol address as a record and in essence, this record tells the domain address where the website for it can be found. Depending on the system which the service provider uses, the record will be called A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6). Changing this record enables you to host your Internet site with one provider and your e-mails with another, so if you choose to use this type of redirection to forward a domain name to a server that uses an IPv6 address, you'll need to create an AAAA record for it.